Bipolar and Mental Illnesses are written about here. Written by a bipolar person themselves.

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Mentally Ill & HIV

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“People with mental health disorders are more likely to get tested for HIV than those without mental illness, according to a new report by Penn Medicine and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

“In fact, those with the most severe mental disorders — schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — have the highest rate of HIV testing.”

“The researchers, who published their findings in the journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs, assessed the data from 21,785 adult respondents from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); the findings provide an update of prior research which used data from 1999 and 2002. The 2007 version is the most recent survey that included information both on mental health diagnoses and HIV testing.”

“According to the data, 15 percent of respondents reported a psychiatric disorder. Of these, 89 percent had symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, 8.5 percent had…

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